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The brains of Brawn come out on top again 24th June 2013, 12:05

Mercedes avoided a serious penalty on Friday as Ross Brawn once again emerged as the biggest winner in an encounter with the hand of FIA justice.

Today in 1973: Last-lap heartbreak in first Swedish GP 17th June 2013, 12:02

The first ever Swedish Grand Prix, held on this day 40 years, almost had a fairytale finish. But hopes of a home win were dashed on the last lap.

25 years ago today: Senna’s first win for McLaren 1st May 2013, 12:28

Ayrton Senna scored his first win for McLaren on this day 25 years ago – at the same track where he lost his life six years later.

Today in 1993: Senna’s last great race at Donington 11th April 2013, 22:03

F1’s only race at Donington Park saw a memorable first lap by Ayrton Senna, an great but unrewarded drive by Rubens Barrichello – and Tom Wheatcroft achieve his lifelong dream.

Ex-Fangio Mercedes W196 tipped to fetch high price 20th March 2013, 11:54

An F1 car raced by Juan Manuel Fangio is likely to become one of the most expensive cars ever sold when it is auctioned off in July.

F1 fans? classic Grand Prix videos: 1992 18th February 2013, 11:22

The moment thousands of fans broke onto the track at the end of the 1992 British Grand Prix is captured on video along with more highlights from that year.

F1 circuits history part 17: 2008-2012 14th February 2013, 13:13

There are 70 different circuits which have held rounds of the F1 world championship. F1 Fanatic’s circuits history series is brought up-to-date with the six newest tracks.

“I should have won ’86, he should have won ’87” – Piquet and Mansell on their rivalry 26th January 2013, 19:20

Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet talk about their notorious F1 rivalry, sportsmanship – and whether today’s drivers could cope with yesterday’s cars.

Today in 1953: Peron’s Grand Prix ends in carnage 18th January 2013, 14:16

The first flyaway round of the world championship was held in Argentina on this day 60 years ago. But the race held at the behest of president Juan Domingo Peron ended in tragedy.

F1 fans? classic Grand Prix videos: 1991 7th January 2013, 13:01

Fans’ videos from the 1991 F1 season include new footage of the decisive moment when Nigel Mansell lost the world championship to Ayrton Senna.

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